Vietnamese NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân meets with IPU President Saber Chowdhury (first from right) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday before attending the 137th IPU Assembly.– VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
SAINT PETERSBURG – The National Assembly of Việt Nam will soon implement the sustainable development goals (SDGs) self-assessment toolkit built by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Vietnamese NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân made the pledge at a meeting with IPU President Saber Chowdhury in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday before attending the 137th IPU Assembly.
Ngân spoke highly of Chowdhury’s contributions to the IPU during the 2014-2017 tenure and expressed her belief that the IPU will continue promoting its role and position as the world’s largest parliamentary cooperation organisation and supporting its member parliaments for peace, democracy, and sustainable development.
For his part, President Chowdhury lauded the Vietnamese NA’s dynamic and responsible participation in the IPU’s activities as well as its strict implementation of its resolutions.
Ngân affirmed that the Vietnamese parliament will include SDGs in the nation’s socio-economic development programmes in line with the Hà Nội Declaration ratified at the IPU-132 held in Việt Nam in 2015.
The NA Chairwoman handed a letter of invitation to President Chowdhury to attend the 26th Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) to be hosted by Việt Nam in January 2018.— VNS